Sift Carefully, Choose Well

Something I read every single day after waking up. Jaggi Vasudev is undoubtedly a skilled storyteller. I don't agree with him on many things but that doesn't stop me from appreciating his many wonderful ideas. I like that he handles important topics through the lens of the modern world. It's not based on some "ancient"…

Who is a novelist?

A novelist, like every artist, is someone who is yet to make peace with herself. After all, the most striking works of art come from the most wretchedly discontent humans--- those who chop their ears or die of poison. She is fully aware of the insanity in labouring about a world that's invisible to others.…

So you think you know about privacy?

Privacy is a complex topic. It's a buzzword among tech reporters. A dead concept according to private investigator Steve Rambam. A bunch of PPTs skimmed off Google by Data Protection Officers. A double-edged sword for UI/UX designers. A myth in Indian homes. My biggest personal truth yet. Nothing can make you dig deep into the…

An Opium Of The Modern Age

On 31st October 1517, a German Christian monk and academic did the unthinkable. He wanted to debate the Roman Catholic Church, the highest power of that time, on some of its practices. Being a meticulous professor, he made detailed notes on his radical propositions. He not only sent a letter of his theses to the…

10 Favourite Reads from the New York Times

The Roman philosopher Seneca wasn't talking of the New York Times when he said "Time discovers truth". But, a lot of what I've been reading on the NYT over the years has helped me uncover the many truths of the world, find answers to questions I could never complete framing myself, and as one author…